The Story of Little Kausar

When Little Kausar was just seven days old, she went through a serious episode of meningitis that left her paralyzed from waist down. Since her birth, she doesn't know what it's like to walk, she has never walked. Her father told the FRDP International Team on the ground that he...

Read About Malookan

Malookan is an 89 year old woman who lives literally in the middle of the desert, in its wilderness – in the wilderness of Tharparkar, Pakistan. Her husband passed away a few years ago and the couple did not have any child. Apart from that she takes of her 90...

Charity In Islam

“Never will you attain the good [reward] until you spend [in the way of Allah ] from that which you love. And whatever you spend – indeed, Allah is Knowing of it.” [Quran 3:92]The concept of charity is so rooted in Islam that Allah SWT sent incessant reminders in the...

What is Ramadan

What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, or the Hijri calendar based on the lunar cycle.  This is the month when the holy book of Islam, the Quran, was revealed to Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. It is also the month of fasting for Muslims. Those fasting...

Drought in Tharparkar

District Tharparkar is located in the southernmost part of Sindh. According to the Human Development Index, District Tharparkar is one of the most under-developed districts of Pakistan; has been ranked in the lowest districts. For administration purposes, District Tharparkar is divided into seven Talukas (Tehsils): Chachro, Diplo, Islamkot, Mithi, Dahli,...

Why Water

Water is a fundamental right and a basic necessity, yet an estimated 790 million people (11% of the world's population) are without access to an improved water supply. Without access to water, these vulnerable families battle disease every day for their survival, some succumb to it eventually. Without convenient access...

Importance of Zakat

“And establish prayer and give Zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allah.” (2:110, Qur’an) Charity takes centre stage at every Muslim household and so does Zakat in the month of Ramadan, and even throughout the year. Zakat is not just obligatory...

Sadaqah

“And spend [in the way of Allah ] from what We have provided you before death approaches one of you and he says, “My Lord, if only You would delay me for a brief term so I would give charity and be among the righteous.” (Quran 63:10) What is Sadaqah...

Wheelchair distribution in Thar

Inclusion is the only way to provide opportunities and equal access to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). One in eight people in the world today are aged 60 or older, and 15 per cent of the world’s population live with a disability. At FRDP International, through our ‘Enabling the Differently Abled’...